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Wilpena Pound

Address: Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
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Type: Geologic Formations, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited and hiked up St Mary's Peak to catch the sunrise. Not for the faint-hearted, but oh so well worth it! It took a few hours, and we were well and truly knackered (well, me more so than my teen daughter!) by the time we reached the summit. An experience we will never forget. Make sure you're prepared with... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

There are about a dozen wellmarked walks of different lenght. Staying three full days would give you the possibility to enjoy most of them.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Camped here and enjoyed the hiking a lot. Showers were fine but a few things are missing: no tables at sites but yet they have tables and benches at parking lot - weird; BBQ area is dismal; pool is nicely kept but there must be a bees nest nearby because it's swarming! Don't count on wifi working either but heck... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

beautiful but instructions do not spell out clearly that the 4 hr return involves climbing and hiking experience is required

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The easy walk to the lookout was not as easy as stated. My daughter who has mobility issues could not make the last 20m as the path became to rocky and uneven. She was able to get above the canopy so did get a glimpse of the extent of the Pound. Overall it was a good day and a pleasant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took the walk up to the Hills Homestead and then on to Wangara Lookout. The story of the Hill family was fascinating and is an example of the early pioneering spirit. The view from the lookout was breathtaking and we spotted two eagles circling overhead. Also spotted lots of kangaroos and wallabies along the way and were stopped in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is my 4th and has been the greenness ever vs dry red dusty unseal roads! We decided to take on St Mary Peak this time since we have longer daylight (Spring) than winter. We started 7.30am to take advantage of the cold morning. By the time we reached the "saddle" (or the shadow the peak 1hr from the peak)... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Wilpena Pound is an absolute MUST SEE in the Flinders Ranges. Incredible views, an interesting indigenous dreamtime story, excellent hikes and scenic flights that should not be missed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We've just returned from a wonderful 4 day stay at Wilpena Pound National Park. We staid in the camping ground in one of the permanent tent. The tent was clean, with two sets of bunk beds - one with a double bed at the bottom - so it could easily sleep 5 people. The tent also had plenty of power... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Worth the hike as you see emu, goats, lizards and many birds. A bit of a climb at the end but go for it!!

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